Purim Season Again

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Emili is "working it" for the camera, she's been my most expressive model.

I wanted to write a blog post about the new costumes I’ve been making, but it’s Purim season and everybody has once again asked me at the last moment for costumes and I haven’t had time to photograph any of them yet.  I’m not sewing the costumes these days because I don’t have a studio space with which to work; I’m needle felting costume accessories because 1) I love to needle felt and 2)needle felting doesn’t take up very much room. I took most of the photos of my costumes and my girls were usually the models. Emili and Elli did most of the modeling because they liked it, Lili was such a diva about modeling for me that she usually only shows up in the early costume photos. So in the spirit of Purim, let’s reminisce over the last five years at my store and the costumes adventures and fun that my girls  and I have had….

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The ever-popular mermaid costumes

We made several types of religious children’s costumes for the Institute of Notre Dame in Jerusalem; Emili was appropriately somber and pious looking for the photo shoot where she modeled the monk costume and then…

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(A) The Monk

…she started to dance and I couldn’t stop laughing!

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(B) Full of "the spirit"

We had a hard time getting that “Renaissance seriousness” back into her expressions during that photo shoot.

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Happy Angel

 

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Emili the fairy

 

Halloween and Purim
Pipi Longstocking

 

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The Fish

 

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Musketeer costume

 

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Beautiful clown

 

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Hippy

Many times we recruited the girls’ friends to help model for certain events…

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Elli and Stephan at the Fashion Show

 

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The girls hurrying to the Costume Fashion Show

 

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Friends and costumes

 

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My models for the Fashion Show

 

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Mysterious Vampire